Just got some nice wood and some plans for a flat top. The plans are nice for the overall shape and bracing patterns but lack a few details..such as the top and back thickness
I know a few of you build flat tops and I plan on using an induced arch so I was wondering how thin to make the top and back as well as what radius to use for the braces. I don't want to have the whole thing collapse on me after making it...
It just might make me cry
The back will be hard maple and the top is some aged engelmann.
Last question, what do you use to hold the top to the bracing while the glue is drying? Forgive an aspiring builder his ignorance please....
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